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Austin Fire Department

“Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name” is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department (AFD). Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.

A leader in the fire service, the Austin Fire Department protects lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies. We continually strive to be the best fire department in the country!

AFD Celebrates 100 Years of Service

100 years ago, 27 firefighters became the first members of a fully paid fire department in the city of Austin, Texas.

Our videographer, Chris Wilkinson, put together this amazing retrospective. Thanks to him, as well as Lieutenants Jerry Cohen and Lyzz Donelson, for their participation in, and support of, this project.

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-0130

Fax: 512-974-0141

The current policy manual for the Austin Fire Department

Factoid
Firefighters wear about 70 pounds of personal protective equipment in addition to all of the gear they have to carry!